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The massive rain storms that hit Texas also affected the state’s oil and gas operations. Bloomberg reported that Devon Energy shut down some of its oil wells due to the floods. And Kinder Morgan also closed some of its operations – a fuel loading facility in Pasadena had to be temporarily shut down. The effects will be short-lived, however.

The Texas coast in and around Houston is home to some of the nation’s largest refineries. Despite horrendous rain and flooding, Texas’ refineries appear to be unaffected. Refiners are continuing to churn out new product despite the conditions.

Based in Queensland, Australia, the GLNG project involves gas field developments in southeast Queensland and an LNG plant on Curtis Island, near Gladstone.

Sanctioned in January 2011, GLNG includes the development of coal seam gas (CSG) resources in the Bowen and Surat Basins, construction of a 420-km underground gas transmission pipeline to Gladstone, and two LNG trains with a combined nameplate capacity of 7.8 mtpa on Curtis Island.

The project has an estimated gross capital cost of US$18.5 billion and is on track for first LNG in the second half of 2015.

Bob Keiller, CEO of Wood Group, knows that merely speaking of an organization’s core values is not even worth talking or writing about it unless you put it into practice.

Even before he was named to head the global energy service company in November 2012 the native Scotsman has always made sure that any who works for him knows that THE core value in the energy industry starts with one word: safety. After all, if you’re a real people person, what is more important than ensuring that your employees work in the safest environment possible?

EIA’s recently released analysis of the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan rule shows it would result in major changes in the fuel mix used to generate electricity in the United States.

The Board of Directors of DNV GL Group has appointed Remi Eriksen as the company’s new group president and CEO. He is succeeding Henrik O. Madsen, who is retiring Aug. 1.

“In addition to his strong performance in managing the integration of DNV and GL, Eriksen has deep knowledge of our core markets and key industry technologies, said Leif-Arne Langøy, chairman of the board. "Not least, he has displayed an acknowledged ability to foresee industry challenges and drive responsive solutions.”

Eriksen has worked for the company 22 years in various capacities.

Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) has been inundated by 1,800 applications from those interested in participating in hearings on the proposed Energy East oil pipeline that would carry over 1.1 MMbpd from Western Canada to export terminals on the country’s Atlantic coast.

WASHINGTON — Iran has entered the fight to retake a major Iraqi oil refinery from Islamic State militants, contributing small numbers of troops —some are operating artillery and other heavy weapons — in support of advancing Iraqi ground forces, U.S. defense officials say.

Two U.S. defense officials said Iranian forces have taken a significant offensive role in the Beiji operation in recent days, in conjunction with Iraqi Shiite militia. The officials were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke Friday on condition of anonymity.

The Obama administration on May 7 granted final approval to a $3.8 billion natural gas export facility in Calvert County, MD – the first gas export site on the East Coast. Environmentalists sued within hours to stop the project.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The man who led Pacific Gas & Electric Company through a deadly 2010 pipeline explosion in the San Francisco area is retiring at the end of the year.

PG&E announced the retirement of Christopher P. Johns in a statement Tuesday, praising his leadership and service. PG&E Chairman and CEO Tony Earley said the board of directors is likely to discuss a replacement plan before Johns' last day Dec. 31.

Johns joined PG&E in 1996 as vice president and controller, becoming president of the state's largest utility in August 2009.

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